New Student Induction

New Student Induction Ceremony

The New Student Induction Ceremony at Reinhardt University, a tradition in place since 2000, is truly the beginning of every incoming new student’s career as a student at this institution. Students, as well as faculty and staff, participate in this tradition every year.

New students sing the RU Alma Mater, learn about RU traditions, and will receive a personal welcome from the President of Reinhardt and other distinguished guests. These speakers give words of welcome, advice for a successful first year, and inspiration to Reinhardt University’s newest class. Those who attend will discover the meaning behind some of our traditional academic icons, will have an opportunity to sign the Reinhardt University Honor Pledge, most importantly, and will be inducted into the newest Reinhardt University class.


The New Student Induction Ceremony will take place during Welcome Week on Thursday, August 20, at 7:30 PM

This ceremony promises to be a memorable and exciting start for Reinhardt University's newest undergraduate students and will officially welcome you as a member of the Class of 2024.

Because of new guidelines for large public events, and with the health and safety of the Reinhardt community in mind, the 2020 New Student Induction Ceremony will have a new format this year. Everything about the event is being modified to adhere to best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19. As such, the New Student Induction Ceremony will be hosted virtually through Zoom.

You will find the Zoom login access information in your FYS Canvas course. You should log into the Zoom session no later than 7:15 PM. 

Please note that this event is mandatory for all freshman students and as this is a formal ceremony, please dress appropriately.